It took me a long (loooonnnng time) to feel even remotely comfortable with the idea that an e-reader might ever have a significant place in my life.  

I.  Love.  Books.
I love the smell of paper and ink and leather and glue colliding in my nasal cavity.  (Seriously, it smells good.)   I love the way each grainy, fibrous page caresses my fingertips as I lose myself in an intoxicating story.  I love looking at page numbers and the sense of victory and accomplishment when slamming shut the cover upon completion of a 964-page monstrosity.
I.  Love.  Books.
I couldn’t pass up a Barnes & Noble, if I tried.  And the library is my second home. 
When accompanied with a steamy cup of heaven (coffee, of course), there is no place I’d rather be than curled up with a wordy book.  
I am not sure what initially made me think about it, but I started reviewing and comparing e-readers… two years ago.  And guess what this girl got for her May birthday???  Kindle Touch!  And I couldn’t be more in love.

L.  O.  V.  E.

Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be ditching any of my favorite books.  (My Jan Karon library is forever safe in my book case.)  The idea of having access to thousands of books in my handbag at any given moment makes me giggle with nerdy glee.

To date, I have accumulated several hundred books on my Kindle.  And I have only paid for two of them.  Yes, two.

I have since discovered that there are so many places to find out about free ebooks for my Kindle.  It’s a little scary.  Like an addiction.  Almost overwhelming.  I have so much to read that I don’t know what to read!  Classics, history, fiction, children’s books, devotionals, and a plethora of pretty amazing cookbooks.  (Not to mention I now have three versions of the Bible.  So far.)

Nearly every classic is free which pretty much has me giddy as a school girl.  (I am completely lost in Little Women at the moment…) also lists their top 100 free books for Kindle which is updated hourly.  A serious treasure trove!  I could go on to list all my favorite places to find out such things, but that would take all day.

Don’t have a Kindle?

Free Kindle reading apps are available for you phone, computer, or tablet here:  Free Kindle Reading Apps 

So here are links to a few of my favorite ebooks that are free at the time of this posting:

(These deals tend to change pretty frequently, so be sure to check the price before downloading.)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References)
Art Museum: Ancient Sculpture To Impressionist Masters
The Furious Longing of God
Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa
The Truth About Butterflies: A Memoir

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Scarlet Letter
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Francis Child (1828)
Circle of Friends Cookbook – 25 Burger Recipes
Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Easy Home Organization Tips and Storage Solutions for Clutter-Free Living
Salads for Every Season: 25 Salads from Earthbound Farm
SMART SCHOOL TIME RECIPES: The Breakfast, Snack, and Lunchbox Cookbook for Healthy Kids and Adults
Superfood Recipes (Healthy Eats)

The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories
The Golden Acorn
If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi? (Reading Rockets Recommended, Parents’ Choice Award Winner) (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses)
Maebelle’s Hat
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
The Ugly Duckling (Illustrated)

Its okay.  Grab a cup of joe, put your feet up, and enjoy yourself.  It’s too hot to do anything else anyway…

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5 thoughts on “Bookish.

  1. You wrote this for me, didn't you? Thank you for all the info. I don't have an ereader yet but I hope to. I have a website that you didn't mention and its through your local library. The website is Anyone with a valid library card can get all kinds of free books … it's just like a library. Read on, my friend and keep the coffee flowing. 🙂


  2. Thanks for mentioning this, Nicole! I have used the library to download free books, too, but forgot to mention it. I really, REALLY like my Kindle Touch.


  3. If you have Amazon Prime you can borrow one book per month from the “Kindle Owner's Lending Library” On your Kindle go to 'shop kindle store'; then 'see all categories'; scroll down to 'kindle owner's lending library' and start your search.


  4. I love books too – mostly used vintage copies. I get especially excited if there is a handwritten inscription. It was really really hard for me to consider a Kindle but I'm so glad I did and I'm so glad my husband got me one. I subscribe to Pixel of Ink, Inspired Reads, and Power Reads and have loaded up on several freebies.


  5. I was exactly the same way at the very mention of buying a kindle. My husband wanted one to take with him on his bus route so he could study when he has to wait. I scrunched up my nose at the very thought of a digital book. It seemed almost sacrilegious to me. Part of reading is the “experience” that thoroughly involves the senses. (LOL) when it arrived, I didn't want anything to do with it, and then it happened. He downloaded a book that hooked me. It was soooo easy to read and hold. *sigh* He bought me an I-pad for my birthday (with me protesting once again), then I discovered (thanks to my son) that I could sync it with his kindle!!! So now I have all the books he has at no additional cost! Yay! I can read with my I-pad in the dark, which is a totally new experience!


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